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In the media

We frequently contribute to media reports relating to our research and contemporary debates about health and health equity, including major articles in newspapers and magazines, and the leading academic website The Conversation.

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Life and Other Catastrophes on ABC Radio Melbourne

Professor Jane Fisher has a regular segment on ABC Radio Melbourne's Drive with Rafael Epstein – Life and Other Catastrophes – which explores the complications that arise in our relationships, friendships, and daily lives.

Health, physiotherapy, the future and you – Transform 2019

Technology and innovation, public health interventions, the ageing population, and chronic disease prevention were key themes discussed at a plenary session by Professor Jane Fisher.

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4th European Conference on Preconception Health and Care

Dr Karin Hammarberg discussed the disconnect between the ideal biological age at which to have a baby and the increasing age of parents at conception in her keynote address.

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Monash and the Global Health Alliance call for action to reduce health impacts of climate change

The Global Health Alliance Australia and Monash University successfully launched health and climate change policy paper, ‘From Townsville to Tuvalu’, to a crowded audience on 31 July.

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19th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry

Professor Jane Fisher discusses how perinatal mental health problems among women are predominantly socially determined and how new evidence from Vietnam shows that legislation to reduce household poverty and making domestic violence a crime have led to a reduction in population level perinatal mental health.

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'Do you want to have kids in the future?' education poster aims to improve fertility awareness

Fertility education experts have launched an educational poster which details what people can do to have the best chance of having a healthy child.

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Dr Maggie Kirkman discusses ageism and women’s mental health at Women’s Health Grampians meeting

Sexism, ageism and support for women to age well were key themes covered by Dr Maggie Kirkman at the Women’s Health Grampians (WHG) annual general meeting.

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Dr Maggie Kirkman awarded inaugural Champion for Women

We were thrilled to see Dr Maggie Kirkman honoured as one of the inaugural Champions for Women by Women's Health Victoria recently. Maggie was selected in recognition of the notable impact of her research on legislation and practice.

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Professor Jane Fisher appointed Deputy Chair of Global Health Alliance Australia

Established in 2016, Global Health Alliance Australia is a peak body aimed at advancing sustainable development through improved health equity and health security in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Endometriosis – finally, sufferers are getting the attention they deserve

Endometriosis sufferers are, for the first time, getting the attention they deserve. Celebrity disclosures, a UK petition to parliament supporting recognition of the condition as a disability, and social media have brought it to prominent public attention.

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Symposium enables women’s health knowledge sharing in Japan

In August, a delegation of doctors, midwives, university lecturers and students from Japan learnt about the latest in the prevention of women’s health problems, research methods, and online resources for health promotion.

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